Shiyao Liu is an assistant professor of ISSCAD, an institution aiming at enhancing knowledge of practitioners and scholars from developing areas, at Peking University in Beijing. Shiyao holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics as well as a BS in Statistics from Peking University.
Shiyao is working on political methodology (computational social science) and comparative politics. Recent work of Shiyao appeared in the Journal of Politics. Shiyao has also been awarded the Best Poster Award by the Society of Political Methodology in 2019. In recreation, Shiyao holds an FAA private pilot certificate.
Research November 2021
What Makes Anticorruption Punishment Popular? Individual-Level Evidence from China
Lily L. Tsai, Minh Trinh, and Shiyao Liu published a paper in the Journal of Politics on anti-corruption in China.
News August 2021
[MIT News] How Authoritarian Leaders Maintain Support
Study finds public anticorruption campaigns bolster leaders, even when such measures lack tangible results.
News October 2020
[MIT News] Finding Patterns in the Noise
Shiyao "Sean" Liu, political science PhD candidate and MIT GOV/LAB graduate research fellow, featured in MIT News.